ESPN College GameDay predictions for No. 13 LSU Tigers vs. UCLA Bruins football
On Saturday, ESPN "College GameDay" aired from Romare Bearden Park in Charlotte ahead of Clemson facing Georgia.
"College GameDay" is hosted by Rece Davis and includes analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Lee Corso.
In addition to discussing Clemson and Georgia, the show looked at Saturday night's LSU vs. UCLA game.
LSU, ranked No. 13 in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, is coming off a 2020 season that it went 5-5 overall. UCLA already opened the 2021 season with a 44-10 win against Hawaii on Aug. 28.
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ESPN College GameDay picks for LSU, UCLA football
Chris "The Bear" Fallica picked UCLA.
Desmond Howard picked LSU.
David Pollack picked LSU.
Kirk Herbstreit picked UCLA.
Lee Corso picked UCLA.
Celebrity guest picker Kane Brown picked LSU.
"I expect UCLA to get off to a really good start in this game, but I do expect LSU to come back and show us how good they are and how talented they are and win the football game," Pollack said.
"You know of any game that's being played today, the team that has to win is LSU, so if they lose today, you lose the team like they lost it last year," Herbstreit said. "I think they lose. I think UCLA beats them."
"This is the most intriguing game of the day, in my opinion," Fallica said.
"UCLA is going to win this, because LSU is off-balance because of Ida," Corso said.
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ESPN "College GameDay" airs each Saturday morning during the college football season from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT on ESPN and ESPNU.
Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.